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auntb
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« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2010, 09:29:57 AM »

WOW what a group of hard living folks. Can't wait to see more.
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« Reply #26 on: January 15, 2010, 09:54:37 AM »

This is such a fun forum!
So amazing-good for you LadyK, Barbie and Devil!
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« Reply #27 on: January 16, 2010, 03:53:30 PM »

We spent the day manatee watching!

We went to Blue Springs State Park (Orange City, FL) about 20 minutes away from where I live and we walked around for about 3 hours!  I would have NEVER been able to walk around that long before.

Here's a picture of me:
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/71pB9KHawwtMX0n7Pqo4Ig?feat=directlink

And here's the link to the rest of the pictures which also include pictures from last week were we went to WonderWorks and we walked around there for a few hours Smiley

http://picasaweb.google.com/crystal.elkins/January2010?feat=directlink

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« Reply #28 on: January 17, 2010, 10:03:48 PM »

Whooo hooo!  Y'all rock Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: January 18, 2010, 06:44:36 AM »

Hi Guys,
I Freakin' Did it - 10 months after my RNY I bowled a 300 game! For years my bowling skills went down hill due to my increasing weight. After surgery and becoming more active, I was able to take my game up several notches. On July 9, 2009 I was fortunate enough to bowl 12 strikes in a row, in my summer league, to achieve a perfect game. At the end of the 2008-2009 season my average was 175 and now it's 203. Woohoo!  Grin Grin Grin I can hardly believe it. To mark my achievement I bought and wear my 300 game ring proudly. My wife and I even attended the October Obesity Help Rye Brook Conference costum party dressed as a bowling team!
Enjoy and look forward to your weekly show. Keep up the good work!
Paul Stevens



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« Reply #30 on: January 18, 2010, 07:08:31 AM »

WTG, Paul! This is an awesome achievement! So happy for you!
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« Reply #31 on: January 18, 2010, 10:39:12 AM »

I love this stuff....

Everyone keep the good stuff coming!!

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« Reply #32 on: January 18, 2010, 04:05:38 PM »

This was my celebration of my 1 year surgiversary… done about 3 weeks early in April 2008 in Hawaii.
I would have never considered this at my heavy weight (honestly – who would have wanted to strap themselves to me at that weight??)….and it was awesome.
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« Reply #33 on: January 18, 2010, 11:25:40 PM »

Y'all rock! Smiley
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« Reply #34 on: January 19, 2010, 07:23:40 AM »

BariJude! I am SOOO jealous! I want to do this SOOO bad! Gonna try for indoor skydiving this year, and maybe I'll have the money to do the real thing next year.
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« Reply #35 on: January 22, 2010, 11:10:06 AM »

OK - this is a pretty simple I FREAKIN DID IT!  Pre-op I had gotten to the point of avoiding booths because I had to squeeze myself in.  Uncomfortable, embarrassing - you name it.  Now, not only can I sit quite comfortably in a booth.. my four year old can lay behind me playing peek-a-boo with dad!

Picture quality is questionable...but I still love the pic!

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« Reply #36 on: January 22, 2010, 11:14:11 AM »

How awesome is that??? I don't have a 4-year old to park behind me, but I do love the fact that there is now room for my purse next to me. Does that count? ;-) CONGRATS on the big achievement. I does feel good...doesn't it?
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« Reply #37 on: January 23, 2010, 06:51:44 AM »

Kiersti-  Congrats!  I'm with you!  that feels great!  Smiley
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« Reply #38 on: January 23, 2010, 07:33:58 AM »

Kiersti that's a great accomplishment and a darling picture to prove it!   Grin

Congrats!

Patti
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« Reply #39 on: January 23, 2010, 01:22:45 PM »

LOVE that, Kiersti - cute pic too Smiley
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« Reply #40 on: January 24, 2010, 01:53:49 AM »

When my husband deployed almost a year ago I weighed 150lbs more than he did. I had RNY right before he left. While he has been gone I lost the 150lbs and was able to fit in his clothes. I took this picture and sent it to him. He put it on his wall and his buddies were saying, "Is that your wife? She sure has changed!". An update: I lost another 25lbs and now these clothes are too big!
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« Reply #41 on: January 24, 2010, 07:55:32 PM »

I am Freaking living my dream. By Feb. 15 I will be a student at the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts.  This has been a life time dream of mine. I was always afraid to do it.  This was at the top of my list after my RNY. And One day I picked up the phone and called. Went in for my interview and was accepted right on the spot. I feel blessed to be able to do this.  And my goal is to learn how to make make gourmet  WLS foods.  Cheesy
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Have a magical day!

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« Reply #42 on: January 25, 2010, 06:30:09 AM »

It was on my "list".......I bought a bike and rode it!

We went miles and miles that day - boy, did my backside hurt from that seat?!............  Smiley
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« Reply #43 on: January 25, 2010, 10:24:57 AM »

YourWLBuddy - This is awesome!  And what a story, your husband leaves and you lose 150 pounds!  Amazing. 

Sonya!  Hell Yeah! 

Greebo...that is on my list too!  And the FREAKIN DID IT is more awesome cuz you did it in the middle of winter!
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« Reply #44 on: January 28, 2010, 06:10:58 PM »

I Freakin did it!
My name is Amy and I had RNY in May 2008.  I have lost 150 pounds! I am now a lean 135 pounds.
My WOW moment came this last weekend.  Pre-surgery, my mom passed away.  When we were cleaning out her closet, my sister-in law  Jean asked if she could have mom's Colorado Rockies baseball Jersey.  At the time I thought sure! I'll never fit into it!  (Mom was a very small person)
This weekend, I asked if I could just try it on.  It fit!  I couldn't believe it!  I'm small and skinny now! Jean was so happy and proud of me!  She insisted that I keep it and said that mom was watching me from Heaven! Whoopie!!
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« Reply #45 on: January 28, 2010, 06:11:59 PM »

This one made me cry!!! 

Toni
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« Reply #46 on: January 28, 2010, 06:34:05 PM »

Me too!  That is wonderful, and so nice of your sis to let you have it Smiley
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« Reply #47 on: January 28, 2010, 08:48:53 PM »

Thanks Toni and kristopia!
Jean and I had a real good cry over this too, but it was a happy moment and brought back good memories of my mom.  Grin
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« Reply #48 on: January 28, 2010, 09:54:29 PM »

You crazy girlies! Oh my gosh! I FREAKIN' DID IT! I'm on another one of your rockin' shows!!! "Mexi-Ken" is beaming ear-to-ear over his wife, Barbie's, latest gig! Let's just say, the "exposure" is doing wonders for my ahem, "Overnight Nielsen Ratings," if you know what I mean...

Anyway, thanks again for the shout out, and Toni -- I simply MUST HAVE that pink helmet!!! It would look gorgeous with my motorcycle...well, the black part would, anyway. ;-)

Yea team! (((HUGS)))

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« Reply #49 on: January 29, 2010, 08:07:21 AM »

Mexi-Ken? LMAO!!! I love it!! No wonder you fit in so well here.

Ya gotta be able to laugh at yourself people, it's the only way to get out of this world intact!

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